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Homemade Sugar Scrub – Comfort Those Dry Hands

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Are Your Hands Dried and Cracked? Sugar Is Your Friend.

Recently, I toured the Branson, MO strip, and it seemed that every ladies’ room I visited there was a contemporary bowl filled with a sugar scrub and spoon next to each sink. After every use, my hands felt so soft, silky and moisturized, especially given the dry and cold weather we’ve been experiencing. In a conversation with another woman (who was headed straight to one of the theater gift shops to purchase a jar for $25), she put a bug in my ear that you could easily make it yourself at home. I found this basic recipe below that costs pennies to make.

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Image Credit:  HeathersHandmaidBransonSugarScrub

Those expensive sugar scrubs you see in department stores and spas… they cost pennies to make! Sugar scrubs are a simple beauty recipe with countless variations, and they can be incredibly moisturizing and exfoliating to the skin.

They can be used on face, body, and (especially) feet, for silky skin. You can add endless ingredients for your desired outcome, and they take under ten minutes to make.

Here’s The Basic Recipe:

Use 2 parts sugar (regular white or brown sugar work great) to 1 part oil (almond, olive and coconut are great), add 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil (or the gel from a few capsules), add other optional ingredients, and mix well.

For more variations such as Pumpkin Pie Scrub, Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub, Lemon Hand Scrub, and Vanilla Lavender Facial Scrub, visit Katie over at Wellness Mama. Katie, thanks so much for the awesome share!

 

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